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The Persian expedition /
translated by Rex Warner ; with an introduction and notes by George Cawkwell.
imprint
London, England : Penguin Books, 1972.
description
375 p. ; 18 cm.
ISBN
0140440070, 9780140440072
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imprint
London, England : Penguin Books, 1972.
isbn
0140440070
9780140440072
contents note
The attempt of Cyrus -- The Greeks are isolated -- The march to Kurdestan -- The march to the sea -- The march to Paphlagonia -- The march to the Bosporus -- Byzantium, Thrace and Asia Minor.
general note
"First published 1949 ; reprinted with Introduction and Notes by G. Cawkwell, 1972"-- Title page verso.
Translation of Anabasis.
catalogue key
3734014
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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In 'The Persian Expedition', Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary army - the Ten Thousand - to help Prince Cyrus overthrow his brother and take the Persian throne.
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In The Persian Expedition, Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary army - the Ten Thousand - to help Prince Cyrus overthrow his brother and take the Persian throne. When the Greeks were then betrayed by their Persian employers, they were forced to march home through hundreds of miles of difficult terrain - adrift in a hostile country and under constant attack from the unforgiving Persians and warlike tribes. In this outstanding description of endurance and individual bravery, Xenophon, one of those chosen to lead the retreating army, provides a vivid narrative of the campaign and its aftermath, and his account remains one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting a 'barbarian' world.
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introduction by George Cawkwell

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